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Small Cities 2016

The Villages, FL Metropolitan Statistical Area

Overall Rank: 13      Population: 118,890

The 2016 Milken Institute Best-Performing Cities Index ranks U.S. metropolitan areas by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. The components include job, wage and salary, and technology growth. In most years, these give a good indication of the underlying structural performance of regional economics.

Metro's Performance in Each Index Component

Component 2015 2016 Score/
Value
5-yr Job Growth1         114.66 
1-yr Job Growth2         15  101.05 
5-yr Wages & Salaries Growth3         114.66 
1-yr Wages & Salaries Growth4         115  98.59 
Short-Term Job Growth5         57  32  101.34% 
5-yr Relative HT GDP Growth6         76  32  138.87 
1-yr Relative HT GDP Growth7         22  115.81 
High-Tech GDP LQ8         175  174  0.27 
# of HT GDP LQs Over 19         125  129  1.0 

2015-2016 Growth Comparison (by score)